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Hearts of the West (1975)

Lewis Tater writes Wild West dime novels and dreams of actually becoming a cowboy. When he goes west to find his dream, he finds himself in possession of the loot box of two crooks who ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lewis Tater
... Howard Pike
... A.J. Nietz
... Miss Trout
... Kessler
... Stout Crook
... Polo (as Herbert Edelman)
... Earl
... Pa Tater
... Lean Crook
Burton Gilliam ... Lester
... Jackson
... Waitress (as Candy Azzara)
... Bank Manager
Wayne Storm ... Lyle
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Lewis Tater writes Wild West dime novels and dreams of actually becoming a cowboy. When he goes west to find his dream, he finds himself in possession of the loot box of two crooks who tried to rob him. During his escape, Lewis stumbles on to the set of a Wild West movie, and through mishap and chance, becomes a star of Hollywood Westerns. Written by Bree Humphries <mhumphri@brynmawr.edu>

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Jeff Bridges is Lewis Tater, the Iowa farm boy who blazed a trail across the barren wastes of Hollywood and Vine in MGM's comedy surprise "Hearts of the West."

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8 October 1975 (USA)  »

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Hollywood Cowboy  »

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A.J. Nietz (Donald Pleasence) is named after prolific western and "B" picture Director Alan James (real name Alvin J. Neitz), who started out in silent films, and lasted through the talkie era, and who directed westerns with such stars as Ken Maynard, Jack Hoxie, and Tim McCoy. See more »

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When Tater is shooting his gun as one of the extras in the rocks, and coming off the hill, he fires his gun eight times. He was only using a six shooter. See more »

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Lewis Tater: It's just like back at home. Every time we have soup for supper, I get a peppercorn in the first swallow!
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The film opens with the 1930's MGM logo. See more »

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Referenced in The Lion Roars Again (1975) See more »

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Did I Remember?
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Written by Harold Adamson and Walter Donaldson
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a fine tribute to the B western
24 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

Jeff Bridges portrayal of the innocent Lewis Tater combined with the slick performances of Alan Arkin and Andy Griffith make Hearts of the West a true Homage to the Republic pictures style of westerns Also keep an eye out for the sultry performance of Blythe Danner as Tater's love interest.


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